Private family inurnment for Gwendolyn (Gwen White) Mitchell, 93, Lawrence, will be held at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mrs. Mitchell died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
She was born on September 29, 1922 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of Howard C. and Mary Jane (Lutrell) White. She attended school in Dayton and graduated for Steele High School in 1940. She worked as key punch operator and supervisor at United States Air Service Command Headquarters at Wright/Patterson Fields in Dayton, OH, during World War II. She attended Ohio State University. She married Wiley S. Mitchell on June 20, 1946 in Miamisburg, OH.
She moved to Lawrence in the summer of 1946, as a homemaker and volunteer worker in Parent Teacher Organizations at Cordley & Centennial Schools, Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence Community Theatre, University of Kansas Retirees Group.
She was a member and officer in KU Women’s Club, Prairie Acres Garden Club, P.E.O. Chapter G.Q., Plymouth Congregational Church, and the Endacott Society (Retirees Club) of the Kansas Alumni Association.
Survivors include her husband Wiley, of the home, two daughters, Nancy Moore of Lawrence, KS and Kathy Mitchell of Middlesboro, KY; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters.
The family suggests memorials to Endacott Society of the KU Alumni Association or Plymouth Congregational Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com.